Action Alerts


Urge Congress To Re-Open Investigation Of NIH!
With a budget of $32 billion, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s largest funder of biomedical research. But the agency continues to fund wasteful and ridiculous animal experiments which have nothing to do with its stated mission “to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.”
Please help reform the broken NIH funding system and end decades of repetitive animal research by asking the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL), to re-open the subcommittee’s investigation of the NIH.

Contact Cliff Stearns and ask him to investigate NIH funding

2306 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-5744
email contact form



Tell USDA to deny ALL horse slaughter plant applications
Horse slaughter proponents are taking steps to open horse slaughter plants in the United States. Unless citizens object, horses may soon be commercially slaughtered in our communities for human consumption overseas. There is already a slaughterhouse in New Mexico being considered for government approval to slaughter horses.
According to a national poll conducted in January 2012, 80% of Americans are strongly against horse slaughter. Americans do not raise horses for food or eat horse meat. Horse slaughter will benefit only foreign-owned corporations who profit by catering to overseas specialty markets. These corporations have no regard for the welfare of our nation’s horses or the communities we call home.
Horse slaughter plants are not clean/green enterprises. They are an economic and environmental nightmare: polluting local water supplies, lowering property values and filling the air with a foul stench. Five years after the closure of a horse slaughter plant in Kaufman, Texas, the community is still trying to recover from the damage that the plant caused.

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166



Save Our Bees and the Food We Eat! Ban Bayer’s Chemicals Now!
The EPA must act now to ban the sale of Bayer’s neoniconitoid products. When the bees suffer, we all suffer. We must do everything possible to protect this essential pollinator. Our bees, and the plants that depend on them, can’t wait.


Lisa P. Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
EPA general number (202) 272-0167

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About rachel

Hi, I'm Rachel and I've been active with NARN as long as I've been vegan 13 years! I made the choice to be vegan after learning about what happens to egg laying chickens and dairy cows. I had previously been vegetarian for 7 years because I finally made the connection that beef came from cows and pork came from pigs (duh, I know). I didn't want my food choices to cause the death of an animal. It just seems like common sense to not eat animals if you care at all about animals, the earth or your fellow human beings. I became active with NARN because after I found out about the atrocities happening to animals, I felt that I had to do what I could to help stop these injustices. NARN is local, puts the animals first, and networks with other groups. We aren't worried about getting credit - just helping the animals. One of my favorite quotes is: "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten and "Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done." --Russell W. Davenport

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